Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Joe Jacobson

Joe Jacobson
Molecular Machines Group Lead, MIT Media Lab


Joseph Jacobson is head of the MIT Media Lab Molecular Machines group. He received a PhD in physics from MIT and was a postdoctoral fellow in physics at Stanford. As a graduate student researching femtosecond lasers, he set the record for the shortest pulse ever generated by a laser (in optical cycles). He is the recipient of a Technology Review TR100 Award for the top 100 Innovators under 35, the Gutenberg Prize, a Discover Award, and the 2013 Exner Medal. Jacobson was a co-founder of E Ink and Gen9 Corporations and a founding director of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).


11:20am–11:35am Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
Joe Jacobson (MIT Media Lab)
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